The fine-art black-and-white urban photograph of an Abandoned mineral hot springs south of Jackpot, Nevada, is an image that captures the eerie beauty of an abandoned space. The print contrasts the white of the mineral hot spring left the decaying building with the dark shadows of the surrounding environment.
South of Jackpot, Nevada, you'll find Mineral Hot Springs. At one time, it was the center of social activity. There was once a tiny casino, dance hall, and stage on the premises, where well-known performers would put on shows for the public. That's where the Sons of the Pioneers used to play, or so the rumor goes. It was a modest motel with a pool and hot tubs. Unfortunately, one sizeable concrete block structure is the only building that might still be salvageable, and the rest of the buildings are in a sorry state of disrepair.
It is a captivating image that draws the viewer in with its haunting beauty and powerful composition. The contrast between the darkness of the environment and the light of the structure of the hot springs lends a surreal quality to the image that is both intriguing and intriguingly familiar. The scene is a reminder of the fragility of human presence and the power of nature to reclaim its own.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2022